Re: Fox News takes denierism to whole new level: It isn't a Shut Down.
posted at 10/1/2013 5:32 PM EDT
In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:
Pols dig in amid slimdown stalemate
Lawmakers dug in Tuesday for a potentially drawn-out stalemate over the budget which could last weeks, as a partial government suspension took hold -- affecting numerous services for veterans, homeowners and others, and leaving roughly 800,000 federal workers without a paycheck.
A senior member of the House Republican leadership told Fox Business Network on Tuesday that the standoff could last two weeks. Neither side was budging off its position in the wake of the government slimdown.
In the House, a new effort was underway to make the situation more tolerable. Lawmakers prepared to push a series of emergency funding bills meant to pry open parts of the government whose services were affected by the impasse.
One bill would ensure funding goes to the National Park Service -- a bid to reopen the closed parks and monuments that have become perhaps the most visible sign of the government slimdown.
[continues in defense of GOP]
Well most of the government is working, its just nonessential operations that are shut down. I'm all for getting the IRS on that list.
OK, big picture:
Army - Navy Game cancelled.
Apparently essential workers set up fences around the Washington Mall to Keep WWII vets away
National Parks are closed; luckily camping season is over for all but the adventurous 10%, and they'll go in anyway
last but not least the shut down the National Zoo Panda Cam. Note its paid for by Ford Motor Company so the only thing the Obama Administration had to do was go and turn it off.
Yeah, so I'd call it a slim down.
BTW my friend at Federal Highway said he enjoyed sleeping in today, they told staff to not answer any work related questions, this may last a few daays to a couple of weeks and not to worry that they'll get paid just like they have the other 17 times.